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Do It With Passion | KQED

Do It With Passion | KQED | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Jonah Raskin is retiring after 30 years of teaching, and has some advice for new educators.
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Writing Disabilities: An Overview | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Writing Disabilities: An Overview | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Learn from an expert why some kids with learning disabilities struggle with writing, and how some instructional approaches can help.
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Warren Central Junior High Basketball Team Championship!

Warren Central Junior High Basketball Team Championship! | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

VWSD HOME OF CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to the Warren Central Junior High boys 8th grade Basketball who are the Little Six Champs!!! Undefeated Champs!!!!

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iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says

iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
After a yearlong pilot program initiated by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, students' math scores jump 20 percent compared with classrooms that used traditional paper texts. Read this blog post by Joe Aimonetti on iPad Atlas.
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Love and Logic - Helping Parents and Teachers Raise Responsible Kids

Love and Logic - Helping Parents and Teachers Raise Responsible Kids | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Love and Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.
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Mrs. Harvey's Kindergarten Kiddos

Mrs. Harvey's Kindergarten Kiddos | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

Little People Taking Giant Steps to Become Giant Leaders...Great Blog by our own VWSD teacher!

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Vicksburg Warren School District Project SYNC Mississippi

Vicksburg Warren School District Project SYNC Mississippi | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

Bullying 101:  Sharonda Medina explains to parents the dangers of bullying and details the Vicksburg Warren School District's policies and procedures for dealing with bullying in our community.

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What a TEACHER says: iPad use in Full Day Kindergarten

What a TEACHER says:  iPad use in Full Day Kindergarten | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

Using technology in meaningful, developmentally appropriate ways to make learning come alive and differentiate instruction so that all students achieve.

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How to become a tech-savvy parent - Herald Sun

How to become a tech-savvy parent - Herald Sun | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
How to become a tech-savvy parentHerald SunAS the days of perfected handwriting become a distant memory, replaced by the cacophony of keyboard clicks in classrooms, teachers are having to keep up with their tech-savvy students.
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Learn What Technology Can Do To Help with LD in Assistive Technology

Learn What Technology Can Do To Help with LD in Assistive Technology | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Assistive technology is any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Learn more about Assistive Technology and ways your students might benefit from it.
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Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms | DMLcentral

Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms | DMLcentral | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher shortage of 1914. With the advent of World War I, men were off to the frontlines in Europe, women were working in war-time factories, and there was a population boom of new immigrants flooding into the schools. Taking his inspiration from Henry Ford’s assembly line, Kelly came up with a way to standardize learning and assessment for maximum speed and efficiency. He admitted that “One Best Answer” testing only assessed what was called “lower-order thinking,” but you can’t be picky during a crisis.

Kelly would be appalled to know that a century later his bubble test would be the gold standard for entry into higher education and even into graduate or professional schools. He himself went on to be a Deweyesque proponent of integrated learning and project-based constructive teaching. He would have been dismayed to find that scores on bubble tests would be the 21st century’s primary way of ranking global educational excellence....Click to Read More

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No Name-Calling Week Spotlights How Words Can Hurt : NEA Today

No Name-Calling Week Spotlights How Words Can Hurt : NEA Today | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

The burly student who gets into fist-fights and shoves kids into lockers may be the staple image of the school bully, but often bullies target their victims in much subtler ways – by name calling. Students have been emotionally scarred because of a few simple words that come out of a peer’s mouth,which is why groups are fighting to educate teachers and students on how to properly deal with name-calling during the 8th annual “No Name-Calling Week” from January 23rd to 27th...

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Vicksburg Junior High Takes Home 1st Place in MathCounts!!

Vicksburg Junior High Takes Home 1st Place in MathCounts!! | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

Congrats to Vicksburg Jr. High for coming in 1st place in the MathCounts competition! Warren Jr was in 2nd and St. Al was in third. Warren Junior placed 1st in the group competition.

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MDE Presents Report on Two “At-Risk” Schools | Vicksburg Daily News

MDE Presents Report on Two “At-Risk” Schools | Vicksburg Daily News | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it

The meeting of the Vicksburg-Warren School District Board of Directors last night was the most well-attended in recent memory. The attendance was immediately recognized by Board President Zelmarine Murphy as she called the meeting to order.  CLICK to read more from Vicksburg Daily News

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Mississippi open to idea of beginning long process of creating program

Mississippi open to idea of beginning long process of creating program | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Charter schools have a bright future in Mississippi if the head-nodding from legislators hearing presentations on such schools Thursday is any indication.
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: An American Agenda for Education Reform

Click here to download a FREE copy!  This paper is the answer to a question: What would the education policies and practices of the United States be if they were based on the policies and practices of the countries that now lead the world in student performance? It is adapted from the last two chapters of a book to be published in September 2011 by Harvard Education Press. Other chapters in that book describe the specific strategies pursued by Canada (focusing on Ontario), China (focusing on Shanghai), Finland, Japan and Singapore, all of which are far ahead of the United States. The research on these countries was performed by a team assembled by the National Center on Education and the Economy, at the request of the OECD

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Education Technology: As Some Schools Plunge In, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

Education Technology: As Some Schools Plunge In, Poor Schools Are Left Behind | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as he labored to type up memories of the first time he grilled steak.
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Mississippi Governor Plans to Invest in Schools

Mississippi Governor Plans to Invest in Schools | Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools | Scoop.it
Mississippi’s new Governor wants to spend more money in the state’s classrooms and less on overhead.

The plan is to give students, and the State, the best chance to succeed.

The news came in Governor Phil Bryant’s “State of the State” speech Tuesday.
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